Saturday, December 30, 2006


Hanging finished, what's next?

Wow! Chicago Dyke was on a tear! I'm glad I didn't turn on the television for the past few days. Radio was enough for me.

A co-worker mentioned that she would like to actually see Saddam hang. I asked her why. Her answer was strange. She said she didn't think it would happen. I think it's one of those titillating things. People like to see punishment meted out so they can gawk and talk. It's just human nature, I guess.

Last night, I was listening to Coast to Coast. There were several call-ins that expressed the idea that the person hung as Saddam Hussein was not really Saddam Hussein. One guy said that Saddam had been relocated to Syria and the person hung, was one of his look-alikes. How would we know this isn't the truth? We were told that the DNA matched Saddam's. How would we know this is the truth?

Thinking back, though, I always thought it was odd that he was captured in a hidey-hole, all by his lonesome, when he probably could have escaped. If this guy wasn't Saddam, why didn't he say so? If the suicide-bombers are promised a bunch of virgins when they attain heaven, surely, a look-alike might be agreeable to having his family taken care of for the rest of their lives, and perhaps getting those virgins, too.

Okay. I'm not making any guesses on whether it was or it wasn't. I think the hanging, so immediate, was to keep him from being tried for the Kurdish deaths. There were too many hands involved from different countries. This would not be good to have shouted about, in the media. However, I think hanging Saddam, now, wasn't the most intelligent thing to do. There are a lot of soldiers who might be killed in well as the Iraqi people. The last many months, we've heard of suicide-bombers killing multitudes of bystanders. It's very possible, these instances may occur even more frequently.

From Baghdad Burning: 3000 Americans dead over nearly four years? Really? That's the number of dead Iraqis in less than a month. The Americans had families? Too bad. So do we. So do the corpses in the streets and the ones waiting for identification in the morgue.

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